World Sight Day 2010 is just one week away on Thursday, October 14th. Vision 2020, The Right To Sight, has themed this years day around “Countdown to 2020,” the goal date to end preventable blindness.
4% of the worlds population, roughly 300 million people, are blind with 80% of those cases preventable. World Site Day 2010 is a partnership between World Health Organization (WHO) and International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB). The day is intended to raise awareness of blindness, vision impairments, and other sight related international public health issues. The WHO and IAPB rally governing bodies and health departments to spread resources and funds for national blindness prevention programs.
We ask that you visit Vision 2020 or IAPB for more information about how you can get involved in this years World Sight Day.
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